Top 5 Political Songs You Should Listen To
There are songs that really resonate with listeners because they convey a message of an important issue that is currently happening in the world. Many people call them political or protest songs. They are a movement for social change. Artists use their platform to get these messages across and make people think.
Here are 5 political songs that relates to issues today that you should listen to right now, in no particular order.
“What About Us” by P!nk
The song is a politically-inspired anthem for a wounded America. The music video changed the meaning of it completely. It opens with a series of protests and political speeches and somber shots of young faces appear on screen. P!nk and her dancers dance, scream, and fight in front of police cars while helicopters hover above them. The video tells the story of a lost generation, mirroring the pain of many Americans who feel unheard and abandoned in today’s world.
“You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift
This is the anthem for anyone in society who feels like society doesn’t accept them. It supports LGBTQ+ rights and women’s rights. It is trying to stop the hate and tells people to calm down about what is bothering them and just let people live.
“Chained to the Rhythm” by Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley
Released before the presidential election, this song talks about how we believe everything the government and other people are telling us and we just go with the flow because it is easier than thinking for ourselves. We envision this perfect world, when really society is falling apart around us.
“Youth” by Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid
The music video was released the day before election day 2018. It is a call to end gun violence in America and to protect the children. No matter what you look like, how old you are, or what nationality you are, you can rise above the hate, be who you want to be, and change the world.
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga
No matter what sexual orientation, gender, race, etc. you are, you were born that way and you are perfect. Don’t let anyone tell you other wise.